2.33 | Behavior Intervention Team (BIT)

2.33.A | The Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) exists to help promote the development of a healthy campus community at WT. The BIT will be comprised of university staff and faculty appointed by the VP of Student Affairs. BIT's mission is to provide intervention and support to students who may display behavior that causes reason for concern for the welfare of the individual, or the university community. BIT will meet on a weekly basis throughout the regular academic year. During these meetings, cases will be reviewed and determinations will be made on student referrals and intervention plans. In cases where the safety of a student or others is at risk, or when there is significant disruption, or potential disruption, to the learning environment at the university, the BIT has the authority to require a student to complete an intervention plan. Students who do not comply with the directives of the BIT may be referred to Student Conduct.

2.33.B | Referral to university and/or community counseling, or other resources: The BIT may refer the student to Counseling Services for intervention and connection with appropriate university and community resources.

2.33.C | Referral to Student Conduct: The BIT will refer cases to Student Conduct that involve behavior that is in violation of the WTAMU Student Rules.

2.33.D | Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP): West Texas A&M University is dedicated to providing a safe, drug- and alcohol-free environment for students, employees, and visitors. The following Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) will support WTAMU's commitment to promoting and maintaining an alcohol and drug free campus.

2.33.E | The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989: 20 U.S.C. 1101i, 34 C.F.R. Part 86, requires that all colleges adopt and implement a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program (DAAPP) to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs, and alcohol by all students and employees on College premises, or as part of any of its activities. The DAAPP must be distributed annually to all enrolled students and employees.

2.33.F | Threat Assessment: WT is licensed to use the WAVR-21 to assess a student's level of threat to the campus community. Students found to be at high risk for danger to self or others will be required to participate in a Behavioral Intervention Plan.

i. Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs): BIT may work directly with the student to create an Behavioral Improvement Plan. These will be developed individually and created with the purpose of educational development and student support.